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on June 18, 2017 in Cannabis News Europe

Here’s What $20 Worth Of Weed Looks Like In Spain

Christopher Teague Spain, that beautiful country that fills the mind with scenes of beauty and historic nostalgia. If culture, museums, monuments, beaches, cities, parties, tours, cuisine, and nature aren’t enough to have people booking flights already, then the Cannabis Scene in Spain certainly is. Here’s a look at the scene, cannabis law, and how much weed $20 can get you in Spain. Spain is a country worth visiting From Huelva, a city awarded the Spanish Capital of Gastronomy 2017, one can taste the finest cuisine in the country. Hopping on a motorbike, one can travel the Silver Route and view the countryside from...

Christopher Teague Spain, that beautiful country that fills the mind with scenes of beauty and historic nostalgia. If culture, museums, monuments, beaches, cities, parties, tours, cuisine, and nature aren’t enough to have people booking flights already, then the Cannabis Scene in...

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on June 17, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

The Hemp Deception and the Stolen Future of the American People

Ryan Cristián, Guest “Surely no member of the vegetable kingdom has ever been more misunderstood than hemp. For too many years, emotion-not reason-has guided our policy toward this crop. And nowhere have emotions run hotter than in the debate over the distinction between industrial hemp and marijuana. – David P. West Ph.D, North American Industrial Hemp Council. When discussing an issue of such political relevance, some might think that emotions and personal feelings would be left at the door, yet those individuals clearly do not understand American politics. This particular topic has a long and devious history of waters being muddied by...

Ryan Cristián, Guest “Surely no member of the vegetable kingdom has ever been more misunderstood than hemp. For too many years, emotion-not reason-has guided our policy toward this crop. And nowhere have emotions run hotter than in the debate...

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on June 17, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Registration Fees Prove Cannabis Legalization is Really Just Us Buying Back Rights from Corrupt Government

Isaac Davis, Staff Writer As an ever-growing body of scientific research further verifies the efficacy of medical marijuana as a natural alternative treatment for many ailments and for preventative health, more people are demanding access to this easy to grow weed. And while cannabis legalization sweeps the nation, state governments are becoming more open to the idea of having a new cash cow. There is, however, an enormous difference between the concepts of legalization and de-criminalization. The former, legalization, gives new powers to the government to create an entire new sub set of regulatory agencies, registration schemes, punitive laws,...

Isaac Davis, Staff Writer As an ever-growing body of scientific research further verifies the efficacy of medical marijuana as a natural alternative treatment for many ailments and for preventative health, more people are demanding access to this easy to...

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on June 17, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

My Trip to a Marijuana Dispensary, the Happiest Place in Boulder

By Charlie Martin One of my longtime friends and writing partners is staying with me this summer while we both work on various writing projects. Terry is from Florida and is fascinated with Colorado’s legal marijuana, so we determined to visit a marijuana dispensary. So here’s the story of Charlie and Terry’s Excellent Adventure. The first thing to do is to actually find a dispensary. Contrary to what you might imagine, many towns in Colorado have no dispensaries at all. Boulder, however, is not one of them. Even in Boulder, though, there’s not a dispensary on every street corner....

By Charlie Martin One of my longtime friends and writing partners is staying with me this summer while we both work on various writing projects. Terry is from Florida and is fascinated with Colorado’s legal marijuana, so we determined...

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on June 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Canada’s recreational marijuana market expected to help, not hurt, US businesses

By Omar Sacirbey Marijuana business owners and investors in the United States aren’t viewing Canada’s looming legalization of recreational marijuana as a potential competitive threat. Rather, they see it as an opportunity to further grow the U.S. cannabis industry. “Anything that moves the conversation forward in terms of legalization is a broad positive,” said Hadley Ford, managing partner of iAnthus Capital, a New York-based cannabis-centric holding company that is publicly traded in Canada. When Canada’s rec marijuana industry goes online in July 2018, it should have little, if any, negative influence on the U.S. retail market, though cannabis research...

By Omar Sacirbey Marijuana business owners and investors in the United States aren’t viewing Canada’s looming legalization of recreational marijuana as a potential competitive threat. Rather, they see it as an opportunity to further grow the U.S. cannabis industry....

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on June 16, 2017 in Cannabis News Canada

Medical marijuana production plant coming soon to Montreal’s West Island

‘The competition will be very fierce,’ when recreational marijuana is legalized, warns economist By Kalina Laframboise A nondescript building in Montreal’s West Island will be producing close to 4,000 kilograms of marijuana annually — as soon as it gets approval from Health Canada. Aurora Cannabis is hoping to expand its business and break into the Quebec market with a new medical marijuana production plant on Hymus Boulevard in Pointe-Claire. “We hope to have production coming out of that plant before the end of 2017, if we can,” said executive vice-president Cam Battley. This small Alberta village could soon be home to the world’s largest marijuana factory Aurora Cannabis already has a facility in...

‘The competition will be very fierce,’ when recreational marijuana is legalized, warns economist By Kalina Laframboise A nondescript building in Montreal’s West Island will be producing close to 4,000 kilograms of marijuana annually — as soon as it gets approval from Health Canada. Aurora Cannabis is...

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on June 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Hurdles Expected for Utah’s Medical Marijuana Research Law

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Instead, they gave state colleges and other institutions a green light to study the medical impacts of the drug with the hope of having comprehensive data by next year. The move, however, glossed over the fact that the studies would likely take years, requiring scientists to navigate layers of bureaucracy that can delay and even discourage research. The slowdown is due to marijuana being considered a Schedule I drug by the federal government,...

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Utah lawmakers balked again this year at joining more than half of all U.S. states and passing a broad medical marijuana law. Instead, they gave state colleges and other institutions a green light to study...

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on June 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Lawsuit Challenges Kentucky’s Medical Marijuana Ban

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems, the suit said. The three plaintiffs include Dan Seum Jr., the son of a longtime Republican state senator. Another plaintiff, Amy Stalker, was prescribed medical marijuana while living in Colorado and Washington state to help treat symptoms from irritable bowel syndrome and bipolar disorder. She has struggled to maintain her health since moving back to Kentucky to be with her...

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky’s criminal ban against medical marijuana was challenged Wednesday in a lawsuit touting cannabis as a viable alternative to ease addiction woes from opioid painkillers. The plaintiffs have used medical marijuana to ease health problems,...

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on June 16, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

Oregon State Employee CAUGHT STEALING From Marijuana Dispensary

by Brock Simmons Oregon Department of Revenue employee Theodore Raymond Paulsen has been arrested and charged with Official Misconduct, two counts of Mail Theft, 1st Degree Theft, and Unlawful Possession Of Methamphetamine. Paulsen was caught allegedly forging money orders from a Klamath Falls marijuana shop, and cashing them for himself. Even though weed has been legalized in Oregon, the stores are still legally barred from getting official bank accounts, so they have to use money orders to pay their taxes and other official business. KOBI TV reports: “The payment due for December, we sent in January.”  Notes (Ed) Medina....

by Brock Simmons Oregon Department of Revenue employee Theodore Raymond Paulsen has been arrested and charged with Official Misconduct, two counts of Mail Theft, 1st Degree Theft, and Unlawful Possession Of Methamphetamine. Paulsen was caught allegedly forging money orders...

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on June 15, 2017 in Cannabis News United States

State Marijuana Laws in 2017 Map

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting use of medical marijuana. Seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted the most expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Most recently, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada all passed measures in November legalizing recreational marijuana. California’s Prop. 64 measure allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Other tax and licensing provisions of the law will...

Twenty-six states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Three other states will soon join them after recently passing measures permitting use of medical marijuana. Seven states and the District of Columbia...

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